Sunday, November 11, 2012

At Every Turn by Anne Mateer

One of the best books I've read in a long time, At Every Turn by Anne Mateer is one not to be missed. It was darling. I giggled at the antics of Alyce as she tried to save money for the missionaries, as God was tugging at her heart. And then felt compassion along side of her while she gave the money away when she found someone who needed it.
The only thing I didn't like is how she couldn't see the true colors of both men in her life. One good and one not so good. 
I enjoyed every page in this book. The tender moments spend with her grandmother, the way Alyce drove her car and the top speeds that she hit, the way she encountered God. All of it was good.
I'm looking forward to more from this author.

This book was provided for review by Bethany House.

From the back cover:
She's off to the races!
Caught up in a whirlwind of religious enthusiasm, Alyce Benson impetuously pledges three thousand dollars to mission work in Africa. Now she just has to find a way to get the money.
Alyce harbors a secret passion for speed and automobiles, and she's spent many an afternoon driving around the rustic track in the field behind her home. When she discovers her father's company has sponsored a racing car that will compete in several upcoming events--races in which the driver will be paid and could win as much as five thousand dollars in prize money--she conspires with her father's mechanice, Webster, to train and compete.
But when her friends cast aspersions on Webster's past, she realizes she may have trusted the wrong person with her secret. Will Alyce come up with the money in time, or will she have to choose between her hasty promise and the man who holds a piece of her heart? 

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